Chicago museum's T. rex Sue to be moved for new display

Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates at Chicago's Field Museum, reaches over to dust the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue on display on May 12, 2010, at the museum in Chicago. The T. rex, which has been at the museum since 2000, was moved on Monday to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered. 

Kiichiro Sato, Associated Press file photo

CHICAGO — A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that's been on prominent display at Chicago's Field Museum has been moved to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.

The T. rex named Sue, which has been at the museum since 2000, was moved on Feb. 5. The specimen will be updated and moved upstairs to a private suite opening in 2019.

The changes are part of an overhaul to the lakefront museum's main hall.

A 122-foot-long titanosaur, a Patagotitan mayorum from Argentina, is expected to arrive in June. It'll take up a third of the main hall with its head peeking over a 28-foot, second-floor balcony.

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